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About the Author
In 2009 Dr. Thom received the prestigious Vis Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for his commitment to the Vis or “Healing Power of Nature.” In addition to being a full-time professor, he held a private practice in Portland, Oregon for twenty-three years with a primary focus on the management of chronic disease, including autoimmune disease, neurological conditions, gastrointestinal problems, and endocrine disorders. For the last five years he has focused on building a state of the art clinic for biological medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. The American Center for Biological Medicine now provides exceptional care to all patients from young babies to the elderly.
Dr. James Paul Maffitt Odell, OMD, ND, L.Ac. began his medical career as a hospital respiratory therapist while in undergraduate studies in biology at Texas Tech University. Disillusioned with conventional medicine, he focused his attention on natural medicine, and graduated from Alliant International University with a doctorate in naturopathy in 1980, after which he studied traditional Chinese medicine and Mandarin Chinese. Having gained conversational fluency in Mandarin, he moved to China in 1986 where he completed a three-year post-doctoral program in traditional Chinese medicine at Shantou University Medical College, with medical residencies at Shantou University Teaching Hospital, Shantou Central Hospital, and Shiwan Hospital. Upon returning from China, he completed several internships in European biological regulatory medicine at the Paracelsus Klinik in Lustmühle, Switzerland.
Dr. Odell is certified in acupuncture with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a Professional Development Activity provider with the NCCAOM. He is licensed in acupuncture in Kentucky, Colorado, South Carolina, and Utah. For over twenty-five years he has been a certified instructor with the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia. He is also a Certified Traditional Naturopath with the American Naturopathic Certification Board.
For over fifteen years Dr. Odell was the education coordinator for the Bioregulatory Medicine Network which conducted conferences on the principles and practices of European biological regulatory medicine. He is currently the medical director of the Bioregulatory Medicine Institute. He is also a medical consultant for PDC Biological Health Group and conducts workshops on contact regulation thermography interpretation. Aside from a busy health care practice, Dr. Odell is the owner and CEO of Phytodyne Inc., which is the North American importer and distributor of Ceres Heilmittel AG plant remedies manufactured in Switzerland.
Dr. Jeoffrey Drobot, NMD is one of the co-founders and medical directors at the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM) in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Drobot also sees patients at his Canadian clinic in Calgary, Alberta, where he has practiced for sixteen years. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in exercise physiology in 1997 and then received a doctorate degree from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 2001. He has spent the last twenty years learning from the best and seeking out cutting edge science and technology to assess and amplify human biology and physiology. Dr. Drobot works closely with amateur and professional athletes as well as organizations and companies interested in peak performance and longevity.
A leading authority in the field of bioregulatory medicine, Dr. Drobot has decades of experiencing working with chronic and autoimmune disease treatments, detoxification, hormonal imbalance correction, and customized sports medicine and nutrition programs. His love of medicine has evolved into a vast clinical focus treating men, women, and children from the youngest to the oldest. A passion for learning has regularly led him to travel the world attending seminars, educating others, and spending time with the most talented people in medicine. He has partnerships with the exclusive resort community, Albany, in the Bahamas, Made Foods in Calgary, as well as various other health and wellness organizations around the world. When not traveling the globe on one of his multiple health ventures or with professional sports teams, Dr. Drobot can also be found at www.drdrobot.com where he has an active, live Q&A and educational video portal focusing on high level health education and guidance.
Dr. Frank Pleus, MD, DDS, OMFS is a Swiss physician has earned degrees in dentistry and medicine. His training in integrative medicine took place in Switzerland, followed by dental education in Germany and Switzerland; medical education in Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland; and oral and maxillofacial surgery training in Germany and Switzerland. As part of his education, Dr. Pleus trained as a general practitioner in internal and family medicine, gastroenterology, medical psychology, neuraltherapy, orthomolecular medicine, phytotherapy and naturopathic treatments. He is the author of many doctoral papers on dentistry and medicine.
Dr. Pleus has been one of the key academic lecturers on bioregulatory medicine for the Bioregulatory Medicine Network at the Marion Institute in Marion, Massachusetts. For more than a decade, he has introduced the core precepts and practices of bioregulatory medicine at the annual spring meetings of the Network. Doctors, dentists, naturopaths, and lay attendees have learned about bioregulatory medicine and its healing methodologies as well as approaches in personalized medical practice that can further restore the body and prevent illness.
Dr. Pleus’s very unique medical practice, Concièrge Medical Services Switzerland, offers personalized integrative medicine and dentistry, health case management, prevention, and rehabilitation. Dr. Pleus’s concept emphasizes truly spending time with patients, listening to their histories, and looking at interactions among various genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health, heal chronic-multiplex diseases, and create awareness for preventative behavior. As a European integrative medicine practitioner, Dr. Pleus firmly believes that maintaining health and healing means integrating all levels of human existence.
Jess Higgins Kelley, MNT, is a consultant, educator and writer. She is the founder and CEO of Remission Nutrition, a global oncology nutrition consulting enterprise that supports clients in the prevention and management of cancer. After teaching for almost ten years, Jess also created and founded the Oncology Nutrition Institute which trains professionals in the latest advances in complimentary oncology nutrition. With an undergraduate degree in journalism, Jess has written health and nutrition pieces for newspapers, magazines and is also the co-author of Bioregulatory Medicine: An Innovative Holistic Approach to Self-Healing.
Table of Contents
Introduction Patient-Focused Medicine 1
1 Modern Disease and the Rise of the Allopathic Model 13
2 Bioregulatory Medicine: The Future of Health and Healing 35
3 Implementing a Systems-Based Approach to Bioregulation, Regeneration, and Healing 49
4 Detoxification: Homotoxicology and Bio therapeutic Drainage 75
5 Diet: Digestion, Nutrition, and Plant Medicine 101
6 The Nervous System: Reuniting the Mind with Medicine 129
7 The Mouth of Medicine: Mercury, Toothpaste Toxins, and the Oral Microbiome 153
8 Introduction to Major Bioregulatory Medicine Diagnostic and Treatment Modalities 177
Appendix Bioregulatory Organizations and Clinics 203